I’m not extremely well-versed in comic books – their heroes, villains, story-lines… But for the most part I do enjoy the movies they generate.
All I have to say is The Avengers was freaking bad-ass awesome! It was just a fun movie to watch, and a great way to escape the drone of every day life. Plus, it didn’t hurt that it had some pretty men in it! (and Scarlett Johansson for the fella’s out there.)
I really enjoyed Mark Ruffalo’s take on Bruce Banner/ The Hulk. As much as I love Edward Norton, I think Ruffalo probably did the character a little better service than Norton did in his 2008 role as the green guy. Some of the funnier moments in the movie come from the Hulk scenes. There was a part where the entire theater was cracking up so loud at the Hulk that none of my group could even hear what was being said on screen. So basically, Hulk rules!
Of course, the rest of the Avengers were awesome as well. Personally, I think one can never go wrong with Robert Downey Jr. I cannot imagine another person in the role of Iron Man! He’s just perfect for the role, and the banter between Iron Man and the rest of the cast is always hilarious. I like a movie that can have its serious moments, its action and explosions and grave dangers… but then also a good chuckle here and there. I think that’s the signature clue of Joss Whedon’s writing. (By the way, The Cabin in the Woods, also written by Joss Whedon…epic and must be seen by all! Is it also starring Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor in The Avengers. Win!)
I am not going to get into each of the other characters but they were all great in their own ways. For some reason, I can’t stop staring at the film’s baddie, Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston. I don’t even know if I have some crazy fan-girl crush on him or not at this point…. I just like his face? I can’t explain it. All I know is that he’s on my can of Dr. Pepper so now I must drink more Dr. Pepper. Damn you advertising for getting to me! Damn you!
Moral of the story is, I’d go watch it again. I’d go watch it right now…if it weren’t 4 in the morning that is.
Here’s the trailer for the movie:
As someone who may not “get” everything there is about comic books and superheroes, I really recommend this movie for everyone! Not to mention it destroyed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 for the spot of #1 U.S. opening weekend of all time! I give it 10 slices of cheesecake up!